Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

Today’s video tutorial is not my own, but it is used with permission. It was made by Professor Pincushion. On YouTube, you can find helpful links in the description of this video, including links to the patterns you could use to make the shirt shown in the video. If you haven’t heard of Professor Pincushion, you should really navigate over to her website. She offers … Continue reading How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

The image shows a dress form with a quilted look all around it. This image was purchased as part of a yearly subscription to iClipart and used with permission.

Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

This week’s doll clothes sewing project was a cute little doll coat with a hood. The hood used a gusset, so I thought it would be a good idea to give you a little information about how gussets work. But why re-invent the wheel, when YouTube offers lots of great videos on various sewing techniques? Today’s video not only introduces a gusset, but it shows … Continue reading Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

There’s a very thin fabric we sometimes use for doll clothes called “tulle.” In Idaho, where I live, we say this word like “tool” (like a hammer is a tool). In the video above, I explain the uses of tulle in making petticoats and tutus for doll clothes. Earlier this month, someone from Denmark left a comment below my “What Is Tulle?” video on YouTube, … Continue reading Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This week on ChellyWood.com, I shared with you my footsack pattern and tutorial (showing how to make a footsack like the Hacky Sack brand of toys). Now that you’ve made one, how do you use it? Well for today’s #FridayFollow, I’m including a video tutorial made by KickFire Classics on YouTube. KickFire Classics specializes in YouTube videos that show kids how to use classic toys, … Continue reading #FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

I recently found a new website that is designed for doll-related bloggers to reblog on various doll topics and generally meet other doll-related bloggers. It’s called AGBC, but it’s not just for American Girl fans. Other doll bloggers are welcome too. They just got their blog underway, so they’re still brand new. But I love the idea! The initials AGBC stand for American Girl Bloggers … Continue reading #FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

This image is a screenshot of the YouTube channel header for The Crafty Gemini, which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCraftyGemini/about

#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Image shows a crochet hook behind a ball of pink yarn with a watermark that says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." There are also words in black atop the crochet hook: "tutorial by Norma at All My Crafts." Visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great ideas for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!

Today’s video tutorial isn’t actually my own. It comes from Norma, at AllMyCrafts on YouTube. I’m recommending Norma’s channel, AllMyCrafts, for this week’s #FridayFollow feature. Even though I’m not very good at crochet, Norma’s videos are so well lighted, and she does such a nice job of explaining each step, that they make me feel confident to build up my crochet skills! And this tutorial … Continue reading #FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!

The image shows Consuelo, the Hearts4Hearts Girl doll. She stands with her back to the camera.You can see the tiny toy buttons going down the back of her shirt and the little back pocket in her shorts. She wears maryjane shoes to match the mint green of her shorts and short-sleeve top. She stands in a green garden with yellow flowers in the distance. The overlay says, "Articulation in Hearts for Hearts" girl dolls. This is a header for a YouTube video that looks at the overall articulation in Hearts for Hearts Girls as compared to other dolls.

#FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

This image shows three swatches of fabric which have a soft fabric sewing label sewn directly onto the fabric using a whipstitch. Each label says "ChellyWood.com" and the image goes with a blog post about where to buy craft labels like these.

#FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

This amazing lady, who goes by Starrcreative, left me a helpful comment here on ChellyWood.com about a video that wasn’t working and needed a little maintenance work. Thank you, Starrcreative! So with a name like Starrcreative, of course I dropped by her blog. And WOW!!! What a find! She does lots of creative DIY projects of all kinds, but my favorite of her blog posts … Continue reading Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

The image leads to a video embedded (with permission) from My Froggy Stuff on YouTube. It shows how to make a no-sew tutu for Barbie dolls using a hairband made of elastic or rubber band with knotted tulle wrapped around it. This featured image is a white tulle tutu made using the method shown on the MyFroggyStuff YouTube channel. Credit was given to the creators at MyFroggyStuff

#FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

Anybody who knows and loves Barbie has heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube. If you’re not following “Froggy” already, well… you should be. As you know, here on ChellyWood.com, we’ve been making a tutu, swimsuit, and/or figure skating leotard for 28″ Barbie dolls (or similar-sized dolls), and as part of the outfit, you will need a no-sew doll tutu. Today’s tutorial video was made by the … Continue reading #FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!